Douglas Badenoch

I am an information scientist with an interest in making knowledge from systematic research more accessible to people who need it. This means you. I've been attempting this in the area of Evidence-Based Health Care since 1995. So far the results have been mixed. For some reason we expected busy clinicians to search databases and appraise papers instead of seeing patients. We also expected publishers to make the research freely available to the people who paid for it.. Ha! Hence The National Elf service.

Review children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes can have the same quality of life as those without it

Review children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes can have the same quality of life as those without it

Adolescence is a critical stage of development in the life of every person. During this period, teenagers strive to become independent, free from their parents and other adults. In adolescence, the opinion of friends and peers prevails over the opinion of family. And of course, the presence of diabetes only complicates the relationship between parents …

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Welsh nhs recommends saxagliptin as an option in type 2 diabetes

Welsh nhs recommends saxagliptin as an option in type 2 diabetes

The mechanism of action of incretins Incretins are a person’s hormones produced by the gastrointestinal tract at the time of admission to him for food. Due to their action, the production of insulin increases, which helps to digest glucose, which is released during digestion. To date, two types of incretins have been discovered: GLP-1 (glucagon-like …

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Weak evidence for radix astragali in treating diabetic retinopathy

Weak evidence for radix astragali in treating diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an ophthalmic disease that develops against the background of diabetes. The consequences of this disease are very severe, with a neglected condition, blindness occurs. How to recognize the first signs of pathology? Let’s look at the degree of diabetic retinopathy and the existing methods of its treatment. What is diabetes? Diabetic retinopathy …

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Tight glycaemic control may prevent neuropathy in type 1 but not type 2

The importance of glycemic control in the prevention of diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetes Issue of the magazine: may 2013 L. V. Nedosugova Department of endocrinology FPPOV Sechenov Moscow state medical UNIVERSITY The article discusses the modern approach to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diabetic nephropathy (DN), which develops against the background of …

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Sedentary behaviour is associated with metabolic syndrome

Sedentary behaviour is associated with metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a clinical and laboratory complex of symptoms that occurs when a metabolic disorder occurs. The pathology is based on the immunity or resistance of cells and peripheral tissues to insulin. When sensitivity to the hormone responsible for glucose uptake is lost, all processes in the body begin to proceed abnormally. Patients have …

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